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  • v. To wound or injure severely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wound severely.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forwounden, forwunden, from Old English forwundian ("to wound"), from Proto-Germanic *frawundōnan (“to wound, injure”), equivalent to for- +‎ wound. Cognate with Middle Low German vorwunden ("to forwound"), Dutch verwonden ("to injure, hurt, wound, gore"), German verwunden ("to wound, injure"). More at for-, wound.

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